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Disney Halloween Apples Tutorial: Magic at Home

By Jennifer Tanner 09/23/2014


Have you ever experienced Halloween time at the Disneyland Resort? It is so fun and festive! Disney goes all out decorating for their Halloween Time celebration. Main Street is transformed into a huge pumpkin festival with a canvas of pumpkins everywhere, including Mickey and Minnie versions along with Donald, Pluto and Goofy on display. You’ll see your favorite characters dressed in their costumes, and you’ll see more of Disney’s villains out in the park. Some of my favorite rides are even transformed into extra special scary experiences like Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy and of course Haunted Mansion Holiday with the ‘Nightmare Before Christmas’ theme featuring the spooky Jack Skellington!

But, maybe the best part about Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort are the yummy Halloween treats that pop up throughout the park this time of year. Special goodies include pumpkin flavored muffins topped with cream, Mickey Halloween cookies, hot caramel apple cider, pumpkin cheesecake, and of course (our favorite) - all the beautifully spookily decorated (and delicious) Halloween caramel apples!

We were lucky enough to be at Disneyland a few weeks ago, when all the preparations for Halloween Time were underway. We were excited to find a Jack Skellington caramel apple in the candy store windows. Yum!


To bring some of Disney’s Halloween Time Magic into our home this season, we decided to re-create our spooky Jack Skellington Apple we enjoyed, and also try our hand at creating the darling Mickey Mouse Pumpkin Apples too. Wouldn’t these be the cutest additions to your Halloween celebrations?



They are fun to create! Here’s what you’ll need:

Jack Skellington Apples
Caramel apples
White chocolate
Dark chocolate

Mickey Pumpkin Apples
Caramel apples
Marshmallows
White chocolate
Orange sugar
Dark chocolate

Here’s what we did:

We started with caramel apples from our local candy store. If you prefer to dip your own apples in caramel, then just make sure your caramel is cooled and set before you start decorating. You may even want to leave your apples in the fridge overnight to make sure that the chocolate doesn't melt off.



Mickey Pumpkin Apples:

Cut a little bit off of one side of your marshmallows and attach the exposed sticky part to your apples to create Mickey ears.

Secure the marshmallows with toothpicks. Just remember to pull these toothpicks out when you cut and eat your apple!



Melt white chocolate slowly in the microwave (30 second intervals and stir each time, until smooth).

Dip apples in chocolate until completely covered. Let the excess drip.

While the chocolate is still warm, sprinkle orange sugar over the entire dipped apple.



Place on wax paper or parchment paper and let cool.

Melt dark chocolate slowly in the microwave (30 second intervals, and stir each time, until smooth).

Pour melted chocolate in a decorating bottle.

Draw the Mickey pumpkin face, and let cool until set.


Jack Skellington Apples:

Melt white chocolate slowly in the microwave (30 second intervals, and stir each time, until smooth).

Dip apples in chocolate until completely covered. Let the excess drip.

Place on wax paper or parchment paper and let cool.

Melt dark chocolate slowly in the microwave (30 second intervals, and stir each time, until smooth).

Pour melted chocolate in a decorating bottle.


Draw the Jack Skellington face, and then let cool until set.



We hope you have fun re-creating some of your own Disney Halloween Magic at home. And, make sure you experience the real thing at Disney's Halloween Time this year! For an extra treat, check for our 3rd, 4th or 5th night free hotel specials while availability lasts. Keep in mind that Mickey's Halloween Party may be taking place during your vacation, so if you want to get a ticket for that, you'll need to do that soon as some dates have already sold out. Either way, we'd love to help you plan a spooktacular Disneyland vacation! Book online or call our Disney Experts at 855-GET-AWAY.

 


Check out these other great articles:

Disney's Halloween Time at Mickey's Halloween Party 2014
Wicked Queen's Poisoned Apples
The Inside Scoop on All Things Frozen at Disneyland

                                 


Jennifer Tanner